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France wins the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2023

Heroes: Zoé Clauzure from France wins Junior Eurovision 2023 with the song "Cœur"

The 21st edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest was broadcast live from Nice, France.

16 countries competed at this year's edition, and once all was said and done Zoé Clauzure from France was declared the winner of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2023 with the song "Cœur."

Zoé Clauzure – "Cœur"

Live from Palais Nikaïa in Nice, this year's Junior Eurovision was hosted by Olivier Minne and Laury Thilleman.

Zoé Clauzure from France was crowned the winner based on voting from national juries in all 16 competing countries. For the seventh time, viewers from around the world could also vote for their favorite songs in two windows: Online voting before the show, where the voting was based on snippets of rehearsals, and online voting during the show, where the viewers could vote during the 15 minutes after the last performance.

The national juries and the online voting each determined 50% of the result.

Junior Eurovision 2023 – Result

History of Junior Eurovision

Back in 2000, broadcaster Danish Radio (DR) held a song contest for children, and in 2002 the "MGP Nordic" was held jointly with Sweden and Norway. The EBU picked up the idea for a song contest featuring children, and the first Junior Eurovision Song Contest was held in 2003 in Copenhagen, with 16 participating countries.

Back then, Junior Eurovision was based on entertainment for kids around Europe - on their level. It has since transformed itself into a copy of the "adult Eurovision," lacking the soul and unique atmosphere it once had.

Junior Eurovision is only open to children aged 9 to 14.

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